My solution to sequestration and its effects on ATC. FAA should immediately do 2 things, first cut way back on the number of controllers at Regan and Dulles, secondly cut back on controllers at all red states major cities. They wanted it, they get it.
Porter is a great customer centric organization and deserves success. If I were that other airline (uno-who) I'd be shaking in my cramped seats while attempting to eat the overpriced muck being served. Porter is uppity and their service is great, like airlines used to be before the bean counters took over.
TSA stands for Totally Stupid A Holes. Talk about a jobs program, these people could never get hired anywhere else and make warehouse security guards look like Mensa geniuses. For proof, observe that fact that they even knew who these "celeb" bozo's were.
Unless the journalists are reporting it wrong, monitoring systems do not control the charge or vary it based on temperature. The charging system does these. So, does the monitoring system feed signals to the charging system or does it sit there and simply report on what it measures? Both over and undercharging can cause problems with this battery technology. My bet would be a faulty charging system with insufficient temperature sensors and cell measurement points. Anyone want to start a pool on this?
The US patent system has been broken for decades and it seems nothing is being contemplated or done to fix this situation. The "trolls", who produce and manufacture nothing and don't ever intend to, now account for roughly half of the patents. A simple fix, produce it or lose it and you've got 3 years to show results.
Regardless of the details in this particular incident there is one overriding issue constantly at play here. It is the slow but accumulating decrease in the freedom of speech, freedom of action, and near Orwellian increase in control over every citizens behavior that is occurring in America. Yes security is important but so are constitutional freedoms. These are being systematically and constantly eroded.
Ask simply, have there been any INCREASES in American freedoms in the last 15 years?
The answer will say a lot about the state of the union.